The Village of Croton-on-Hudson Water Department will begin their semi-annual hydrant-flushing program today, April 17, 2006. The flushing program is expected to last three weeks and will take place Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight. The process will begin at the village well field on Route 129 and end in the vicinity of the Croton-Harmon Train Station.
The Water Department acknowledges that residents may notice a slight discoloration of water and also notes that it is a temporary condition which poses no health risk. To clear any coloration from tap water, simply run your water for a short period of time until it clears up. Additionally, village officials suggest that residents not do any laundry until the water runs clear.
While the hydrant flushing procedure may be inconvenience to residents, it is necessary to insure the continued cleanliness of the water system, and it is mandated by the New York State Department of Health. Should residents have persisting water discoloration, please contact the Croton on Hudson Department of Public Works at 914-271-3775.